Arabic, Moroccan Spoken

Language Data

  • Alternate names: Colloquial Arabic, Maghrebi Arabic, Maghribi, Moroccan Arabic, Moroccan Colloquial Arabic, Moroccan Dareja, Moroccan Darija, Moroccan Dereja
  • Dialects: Fez, Jbala, Jebelia, Jebli, Marrakech, Meknes, Oujda, Rabat-Casablanca Arabic, Southern Morocco Arabic, Tangier
  • Scriptures published:
    • New Testament (1932 — 2012)
    • Portions (1902 — 1952)
    • The JESUS Film See above
  • Literacy: Speakers are keenly aware of differences with other Arabic varieties. Some in the north also use Spanish [spa]
    Second Language: No information available.
  • Primary country: Morocco
  • Region: Widespread, south of Atlas Mountains, including Sahara port cities
  • Also used in: Belgium, Egypt, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Netherlands, Western Sahara
  • Religion: Muslim (Sunni)
  • Status: De facto national working language in Morocco; De facto national working language in Western Sahara
  • Number of users: 23,060,100
  • Vitality: Wider Communication

(data from Ethnologue and other sources)